Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

Distilling tradition resumed near downtown Louisville when Corky Taylor revived his family brand. With roots running back to the 1880s, his ancestors’ Peerless whiskey brand got new life in 2015 when he opened Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. with his son Carson Taylor.

And 100 years after the original brand, Peerless bottled its first brown spirit, a rye whiskey, and began selling it in 2017. The first bourbon was released the summer of 2019.

The Distillery Tour

Micro-distilleries are great for bourbon tours. Whiskey fans will get an in-depth look at the grain-to-bottle process. Plus, learn about the family history behind the Peerless brand. The urban Louisville distillery tour is often led by one of the owners for a personalized experience. 

Mint Julep partners with Kentucky Peerless to offer a meet-and-greet experience with the head distiller with a barrel signing and private tasting on customized tours.

The Bourbon Tastings

Tastings include both Peerless Rye Whiskey and Bourbon.

Things to know about Kentucky Peerless

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Kentucky Peerless made?

Peerless is made at 120 N. 10th St. in Louisville, Ky.

Who owns Kentucky Peerless?

Peerless is privately owned by Corky Taylor in partnership with Fetzer Vineyards.

What bourbons and whiskeys does Kentucky Peerless produce?

Peerless makes Peerless Rye and Peerless Bourbon.

Is Kentucky Peerless on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?

Peerless is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Craft Tour.

Which distilleries are near Kentucky Peerless?

Louisville bourbon distilleries near Peerless include Old Forester, Michter’s and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.

Where can I find out more about Kentucky Peerless?

Learn about Peerless at kentuckypeerless.com.

Start Planning Your Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Tour

Let’s start planning your ultimate Kentucky bourbon distillery tour today! We offer a variety of public tours as well as custom-made experiences that are tailored to your every bourbon desire.

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